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Mustard Greens Mustard greens are the leafy greens from a mustard plant. They are packed with nutrients and fiber and help to clear lung and chest conditions and bolster your immune system. Perfect in Asian and Indian style cooking or long cooked in stews
Posted on: 2012-04-24 18:08:33
Nightshade Family Nightshades are a very diverse family of plants from potato and capsicum (peppers) to tobacco. They all include alkaloids that are used in many herbs and drugs. These alkaloids can cause health problems for those people with sensitivities. On the up side they also have many heath benefits and can calm the nerves.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:49:54
Oats Oats are a cereal grain, one of our most nutritious grains with a delicate nutty and distinctive roasted taste. Oats are a rich source of protein, other nutrients and fiber. They are soothing to the body, great as a breakfast cereal and as nutritious thickener for soups and stews.
Posted on: 2012-04-18 13:38:20
Peanut Peanuts are not actually a nut but a legume related to peas, chickpeas and other beans. In culinary terms they are considered nuts, the most commonly used nuts in western countries. They contain many nutrients but slow down liver metabolism, so should be avoided by overweight people.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 16:51:30
Pear Pears are juicy, a sweet and sometimes spicy tasting fruit from the rose family and closely related to the apple. They have a creamy textured flesh, ranging in color from pale green, yellow to deep red-brown. Pears are a good source of antioxidants and fiber, cooling heat and moistening dryness.
Posted on: 2012-04-20 17:17:49
Potato The potato is a tuber vegetable that is among the most nourishing of foods when eaten with its skin, high in vitamins, other nutrients and fiber. Potato has a rich and creamy texture with a neutral sweet taste that makes them a great compliment to many dishes.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:44:12
Pumpkin The pumpkin is a grand fruit that is considered a vegetable in the kitchen. They are commonly orange, yellow or green in color and can range in size from a small one that can fit in your hand to a giant the size of 10 men. Pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene and plays a role in regulating blood sugar. All over the world, from India to Australia, pumpkin is used in cooking for its subtle sweetness.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 17:31:25
Pumpkin Seed Pumpkin seeds are the sweet and chewy seeds of the pumpkin. They are packed with minerals, protein and other nutrients, making a great snack food particularly when roasted. The seeds are at their freshest and best in the fall (autumn) when pumpkins are in season.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 16:45:21
Quinoa Quinoa is ancient seed used as a grain in Inca times. It is a light fluffy, nutty tasting food highly concentrated in nutrients. Quinoa has been rediscovered by western cultures and is becoming renowned for it healthful qualities.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 15:36:36
Rice Rice is a cereal grain that feeds about half the world’s population. The rice seed is hulled to produce the nutritious brown rice grain rich in fiber and nutrients although further processing can produce white rice that has been stripped of fiber, essential oils and most nutrients. Use brown rice, it is filling, versatile in the kitchen and tasty.
Posted on: 2012-04-24 15:32:33